Undermined and Wasted: Australia’s Nuclear Landscape

The story runs that everything the ancient Greek King Midas touched turned to gold. In the 1950’s and 60’s uranium was seen as a Midas mineral and, with around 35% of the world’s uranium reserves, Australia became a significant player in the global nuclear trade. At the time with much
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A Sense of place, a sense of loss: Australia’s Mining Legacies

With the construction phase of the mining boom over and demand for Australia’s energy and mineral resources waning, now is a good time to reflect upon the issue of mining legacies and what they mean for our connections to landscape and place – our ‘sense of place’. The extractive indu
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Mining Monitor June 2015

We are excited about this Mining Monitor. (Online version here) Not only are we remembering the struggle at Ranger but we also publishing our first Tok Pisin article. Lauren Mellor from the Environment Centre NT reflects on ERA’s recent announcement on the Ranger 3 deeps expansion, co
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Mining Monitor April 2015

This edition of the MM takes us around the globe again; with the first stop being Tasmania. MPI chair Dr. Gavin Mudd attended and opened the mining legacies exhibition Entropy 1, which we featured in February’s edition of the MM. Dr. Mudd gives us an insight in to the impacts and reso
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A state of disorder: An exhibition reveals the truth of the Tasmanian mining landscape

Since fossicking through war debris when she was a child living on Manus Island as the daughter of a Royal Australian Navy doctor, Isla MacGregor has since carried with her a deep interest in geology and minerals. Originally from Scotland, the MacGregor family came to Australia in the
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Mining on Misima

The Island of Misima lies 200 kilometers off the far eastern coastline of mainland Papua New Guinea. Over two hundred thousand people inhabit the Island and live together in small villages along the coastlines. Isolated and remote a one-way plane ticket to the Island from Port Moresby
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QLD: Mount Morgan Mining Legacy

Gavin Mudd and Jessie Boylan from MPI traveled to Rockhampton, then on to Mount Morgan to document the famous Mount Morgan gold-copper mine, which generated not only extra-ordinary wealth for its major shareholders but has left Queensland and Australia with probably it’s largest and m
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